Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA)

Programs + Initiatives

Industry Development Overview

Learn more about GVPTA's programs and initiatives that support professional development within the theatre sector.

Unified General Auditions & Designers' Spotlight

Each spring the GVPTA holds Unified General Auditions (UGAs), an opportunity for local theatre performers to be seen by casting directors from throughout the region, and the Designers' Spotlight (DS), a chance for theatre designers to have their portfolio viewed by theatre companies seeking talent. 

Learn more about the UGAs and DS. 

Making a Scene Conference

Since 2000, our annual Making a Scene conference has been essential to building and maintaining a community that fosters support, understanding and a common goal of strengthening the local theatre industry. 

Learn more about the conference. 

Professional Development

We offer a range of workshops and webinars throughout the year. In 2020 we've focused on exploring ways that we can help the community to navigate through and beyond COVID-19. 

Learn about our latest webinars and workshops here. 


GVPTA's Technical Mentorship Pilot Program provides opportunities for the next generation of leaders in technical roles within the theatre community to learn from experts in their fields as well as from their peers.

Learn more about the program.

Micro Subsidy Pilot Program

Our Micro-Subsidy Pilot Program is designed to lower financial barriers for artists to participate in professional development activities that enable them to advance their arts practice.

Learn more about the program.